A couple weeks ago I helped Katie of Wylie Weddings with one of her gorgeously designed/perfectly executed weddings. The Adorable husband and wife team of Jenn and Kenny of Ever Whim Photographs were on hand to capture each detail perfectly.
Here are a couple photos of the area I helped to put together on the day of…
Delicious and Beautiful desserts by Amy of Wylie Weddings.
I think this is brilliant. Un-expensive, unique, simple, but super clever. And there’s probably a ton of different options for rope texture and color, if you wanted something less hairy looking (may no-one ever say that about me. I do have a lot of hair. I’ve been known to lose bobby pins in my mane).
*Courtesy of The Brick House
I found a new online magazine called Sweet Paul. It’s a shelter AND food magazine. Hello!! Here are a couple of fun things from their holiday issue
This girl makes these by hand from balsa wood and wood veneer. That is some crazy DIYing. I’m thinking maybe I should try it. I’m into that dot one, but that looks like it takes about 100 hours. I’ve seen super large light fixtures made from the metal rings around wine barrels, that are used together to make a big orb thing. As I have shared before, I heart large light fixtures, and that one sounds pretty easy. That’s always the last thought though, then next thing you know a few weeks and many dollars later you have a pair of jacked up lamps that you bought for super cheap cause you liked the shape and thought it would be easy to spray paint the color you wanted but every time you do it cracks and chips and crackles like Keith Richards face and so you stick it in your garage with your eight other half done gone-awry DIY’s. Pheww. Ok….I’m back.
And now to the food
This stroke of genius I saw while I was watching Bravo’s new show Design By 9. This show is awesome…it follows a New York couple with seven- yes seven, kids. They build amazing homes and have a design firm called Sixx Design.
They do really cool, extremely modern yet cozily vintage spaces. They mix the colorful and bold with the eclectic and well-worn. Anyways, back to the point- one of the things they did was use a garage door where a window would have been. In New York (and other cities), the buildings and flats often have floor to ceiling windows, so they used a garage door that had windows as panels instead of a regular window. That way when it is a beautiful day, or they have a party they can just open the garage door and it opens right out onto the patio and deck. Genius!
Now, I don’t think anyone I know would ever actually be able to do this idea, but it is fun to dream and file it away just in case…you never know:-)
Here are some other Sixx Design images:
Ready for an awesome idea? This one I found when I was thumbing through House Beautiful. This is the office of designer Melissa Warner. She took the mirrored closet doors and TURNED THEM AROUND and put them back on their tracks, and wallpapered the back side!! Brilliant! I never thought of turning mirrored closet doors around – perfect for the renter who needs to un-do some of their doing when they go. I loooooove this wallpaper too (Osborne & Little Hothouse in Arizona)